Detroit Red Wings at New York Rangers - 4/16/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Detroit Red Wings at New York Rangers - 4/16/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

New York Rangers (48-21-6) vs Detroit Red Wings (29-35-10)

Game Info: Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 12:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)

Betting Odds: New York Rangers -549 / Detroit Red Wings +375 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New York Rangers host the Detroit Red Wings in Saturday NHL Action.

The Detroit Red Wings come into this road contest with an overall record of 29-35-10. Through 74 games, the Red Wings are 5th in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 213 times, good for a rank of 22nd among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Detroit is the 31st ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.77 goals per game. So far, the Red Wings have a strength of schedule rating of 14th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 29th ranked team in the NHL.

The New York Rangers get set to host the Detroit Red Wings with an overall record of 48-21-6. This mark places them 2nd in the Metropolitan division. Through 75 games, the Rangers have scored 231 goals, giving them an average of 3.03. This output gives them a rank of 15th among NHL teams. On defense, New York Rangers is the 3rd ranked unit, giving up 2.51 goals per contest. So far, the Rangers have played the 22nd toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account New York Rangers' scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 8th in the NHL.

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Through 69 games, the Detroit Red Wings goal and overall scoring leader is Dylan Larkin with 69 points. He has reached his mark of 31 goals, on a shooting percentage of 15.0%. So far, 19.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Tyler Bertuzzi, who has 29 assists to go along with his 27 goals. However, when on the ice, the Red Wings are -9.0 in scoring differential. Detroit's top goalie is Alex Nedeljkovic, who is giving up an average of 3.27 goals per game. In his 54 games played, he has turned in 26 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Coming into this game, the New York Rangers leader in points is Artemi Panarin. In New York Rangers' 75 games, he has come up with 22 goals and 67 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 13.1%. The team's top overall goal scorer is Chris Kreider. Of his 50 goals, 50.0% have come during power play time. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +17.0. New York's top goalie is Igor Shesterkin, who is giving up an average of 2.09 goals per game. In his 49 games played, he has turned in 35 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In Detroit's 74 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 42-30-2. So far, taking the over when the Red Wings are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 19-15-1. On the season, 61.0% of Detroit's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 42.0% of the scoring coming from the Red Wings. Coming into this game, the Rangers have an over-under record of 29-44-2. When playing at home, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 15-20-1. On the season, 44.0% of New York's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 48.0% of the scoring coming from the Rangers. Look for this game to finish below the line of 6.5 goals, as neither New York or Detroit has potent enough offenses to push this over the betting total. I recommend taking the under.

 

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